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post #11 of 16

Will do - but still wondering if the roosters will continue to get along, or does it depend- diferent in every case?
 

post #12 of 16

yes three roos can get along but will get in a scratch a time or few

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Will do - but still wondering if the roosters will continue to get along, or does it depend- diferent in every case?
 


Most of the time I have had chickens I have had multiple roosters.  I've had skirmishes and establishing pecking orders but no injuries.  I do think it helps in establish pecking order if they have a big enough area to get away from each other (like a yard or free ranging.)  Once the order is established they can be penned together.

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Well. I know if they are free ranged they normally do fine. I don't know about being penned up together though. especially if you take their hens away. hmm.png

Agree the roos also may fight
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post #15 of 16

If you take their Hens away you take away their reason to fight, which means you can keep them in closer quarters with less fighting.

 

I think that the main reason that cocks fight terribly is because they were raised with their sisters so they have never done anything, other than fight over girls.

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post #16 of 16

I have about 20-25 hens and at least 6 roos out there at the moment.  I don't have much trouble,  I think you will be much better off since the roos were raised together. Now keep in mind there is a pecking order with roos just as with hens. You WILL have a squabble here & there as they try to re position themselves in the order but unless you just have a real bully (who should be culled anyway) everything will work itself out. Especially if you take the hens out, as others have said it removes the (most of) need to fight

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